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Ramsayia magna Owen, 1872

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Phascolomys magnus Owen, 1872; Phascolomys curvirostris Owen, 1875

 

Conservation Status

Extinct

Last record: Late Pleistocene

 

Distribution

Australia

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

F5342 (Dawson, 1985:65)

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Owen, Richard. [In Anon.]. (1872). On the fossil mammals of Australia, No. vm [sic]. : Genus Phascolomys; species exceeding the present in size. Nature, Lond. 5 : 503,4.

 

Other references:

Dawson, Lyndall. (1981). The status of the taxa of extinct giant wombats (Vombatidae: Marsupialia), and a consideration of vombatid phylogeny. Australian Mammalogy 4(2): 65-79.

Dawson, Lyndall. (1985). Marsupial fossils from Wellington Caves, New South Wales; the historic and scientific significance of the collections in the Australia Museum, Sydney. Records of the Australian Museum 37(2): 55-69.

Louys, Julien. (2015). Wombats (Vombatidae: Marsupialia) from the Pliocene Chinchilla Sand, southeast Queensland, Australia. Alcheringa 39 (3): 394-406. [Abstract]

Louys, Julien et al. (2022). Cranial remains of Ramsayia magna from the Late Pleistocene of Australia and the evolution of gigantism in wombats (Marsupialia, Vombatidae). Papers in Palaeontology 8(6): e1475. https://doi.org/10.1002/spp2.1475

Mahoney, J. A. and Ride, W. D. L. (1975). Index to the genera and species of fossil Mammalia described from Australia and New Guinea between 1838 and 1968. Western Australian Museum Special Publication 6: 1-250.

Molnar, R. E., and C. Kurz. (1997). The distribution of Pleistocene vertebrates on the eastern Darling Downs, based on the Queensland Museum collections. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 117: 107-134.

Owen, Richard [In Anon.]. (1885). The premaxillaries and scalpriform teeth of a large extinct wombat (Phascolomys curvirostris, Ow.). Abstr. Froc. geol. Soc. Lond. no. 476 : 1,2. [See p. 60 of this Index concerning the date of publication of this work.] Republished, 1885, Nature, Lond. 33 : 94. Republished, 1886, Ann. Mago nat. Hist. (5) 17: 289,90.

 

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